A thin skin, protecting from the sun and water connects the two buildings, leaving in between a pathway open for the public.
This supports Busanâ€™s natural flow from mountain to the ocean, creating a good harmony between urban space and architecture.
The new landmark of Busanâ€™s Opera House reflects the natural and urban energies and connects it to the performing arts spaces of â€śMadangnoliâ€ť, at the Mountain Plaza and the Sunrise Plaza, an urban harmony with a folk performance played by ordinary people.
Following architectural exhibitions devoted to the work of Jean Nouvel, Thom Mayne, Richard Rogers, and Dominique Perrault, the Centre Pompidou will host the first major European retrospective of the architect and theorist Bernard Tschumi.
This architecture exhibition, opening on April 30th, showcases 350 drawings, sketches, collages and models in an installation designed by the architect.
The School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa, which also opened in September 2006, is awarded for successfully negotiating its site at the crossing of two orthogonal paths in the campus, at a place where the city grid is interrupted by natural landscape in the form of a small lagoon and a limestone bluff. The jury writes “This engagement with the conditions of the elements of the site is one of the scheme’s most striking aspects. It feels like this would be a very good place in which to make and study art.”
A new municipality building for a city which is yet to come into being â€“ Lazika. This marine, economic and commercial centre was intended to be one of the largest cities in Georgia but its future hangs in the balance.
The young UK-Georgia-based architecture practice Architects of Invention designed this steel-structured building as a part of the development of a new city on the Black Sea coast. The brief was to create a Public Service Hall, a Wedding Hall and Municipal Offices.
David Chipperfield Architects’ ‘Veles e Vents’ building in Valencia temporarily became ‘The Paddock Club’ – the central hospitality venue for the European Grand Prix, in 2008.
Originally built as the hospitality building for the 2007 America’s Cup, and located at the centre of the Valencia Street Circuit, the building’s decks provided incredible 360 degree views of the course, including several corners and the main port-side straight, where drivers reached speeds of up to 320 km/h.
Detroit Design Contest, Michigan, USA by Parallel Projections
Detroit, once the fourth largest city in America and Michiganâ€™s primary Metropolis, has recently filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States.
Among the many reasons for Detroitâ€™s decline, two stand out: an undiversified economic model, reliant on the production and sale of automobiles, and an unprecedented degree of sprawl. Detroit is the most job sprawled city in the United States, stretching essential services beyond capacity.
The Library of Kunming University of Science and Technology is regarded as the symbolic center of the university campus.
The building form resembles stacked cubes on a plinth with bi-axial symmetry and a vertical central atrium. The central circular atrium serves as the spiritual center as well as the main vertical circulation of the library.
Sparkâ€™s sales gallery is located adjacent to Nanjing South Railway Station: the two storey building showcases the broad spectrum of residential and commercial space available at Vankeâ€™s mixed use development.
Conceived as an abstracted reflection of railway track geometry this bold building is shaped by functional and conceptual considerations.
This stunning builidng is located on one of the hillsides of the city that have been affected by harsh violence since the 80Â´s because of several drug traffic networks that operate within its perimeter.
It is part of the government’s social master plan program that aims to give equal economic and social opportunities to the population.